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Travel

Accounts of my travels far and wide

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Reviews

Book, Movie and Restaurant Reviews

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Slice of Life

All too often, interesting things happen and I write about them. You can read those writings here!

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Fiction

Here's me playing storyteller, and the stories are ones I made up!

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Poetry

The muse strikes everyone, and I am no exception. Read the poetry that survived my procrastination here!

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My Latest Blog Posts

Andy Weir’s The Martian – A Review

I started reading The Martian, and like Mark Watney on Mars, was stuck in the book till I could finish it. It has been a while since I picked up a book I could not put down, and even longer since I read a decent science fiction story.

When I was a young boy, I was gifted a hardbound book called “Space Stories for Boys.” This launched me into the word of classic science fiction. Over the next couple of decades, I have collected and read, from old book stalls, pavement shops, second-hand places

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A Life of Quiet Meditation

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Recently, I’ve been to a couple of meditation sessions. Nothing very fancy – just a couple of guided group meditation exercises at work. One of the things that struck me, quite hard, I must say, is how different it is to experience something from just reading or hearing about it. This must be quite obvious to most people – strangely enough, it came as an epiphany to me.

Some time ago, I was in Singapore on work – it was quite a

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The Tale of the Dark Warrior – A Review

Hrishikesh Diwan’s The Tale of the Dark Warrior launched on New Year’s Day and I wasted no time in reading it – not a difficult thing to do since it is a novella and was instantly available the moment it launched.

The novella tells the tale of several different people, where their lives intersect, and how certain actions of each of them affects the lives of the others. There is also a mysterious man who keeps turning up and asking very philosophical questions of these characters. The

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